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Calling the Family Together

Cynthia Grant Tucker

in No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390209
eISBN:
9780199866670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390209.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The scene is St. Louis, where William Greenleaf Eliot (1811–1887) has brought his bride, Abigail Adams Cranch (1817–1908), the namesake of her great aunt who lived in the White House. Raising a ... More


Semi Queer: Stories of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers

Anne Balay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469647098
eISBN:
9781469647111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647098.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Long-haul trucking is linked to almost every industry in America, yet somehow the working-class drivers behind big rigs remain largely hidden from public view. Gritty, inspiring, and often ... More


Rolling: Grabbing Gears: The Appeal of Constant Motion, Especially to Gay, Black, and Trans Drivers

Anne Balay

in Semi Queer: Stories of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469647098
eISBN:
9781469647111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647098.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Truckers identify with their vehicle and its motion, and they often connect this to their sexual, gender, or racial embodiment, as well as to their American identity. These logics fuel their ... More


The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages

Jessi Streib

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199364428
eISBN:
9780190232450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364428.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Marriage and the Family

This book advances the notion that intimate life—marriage and ideas of how to best live—is closely linked to the class in which individuals were raised. Arguing against the notion that class is a ... More


Asbestos and Its Diseases

John E. Craighead and Allen R. Gibbs (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Although asbestos was once considered a miracle mineral, today even the word itself has ominous implications for all strata of our society. Incorporated in the past into over 3,000 different ... More


Diseases Associated with Asbestos Industrial Products and Environmental Exposure

John E. Craighead

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter summarizes the current understanding of the health risks associated with employment in various industries where exposure is alleged to occur. Topics discussed include textile mill ... More


Rolling: Sailboat Races: The Web of Regulations That Shape the Work of Trucking

Anne Balay

in Semi Queer: Stories of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469647098
eISBN:
9781469647111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647098.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since the 1970s, deregulation has increased the number of rules under which trucking operates. Instead of regulating freight, the Federal Motor Carriers Service Association (FMCSA) regulates ... More


West Drumoyne: Blue-Collarland

Seán Damer

in Scheming: A Social History of Glasgow Council Housing, 1919-1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440561
eISBN:
9781474453936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440561.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter describes how West Drumoyne became Glasgow’s first scheme to house the “general needs” of ordinary manual workers as a result of John Wheatley’s imaginative 1924 Housing Act. But there ... More


Shredding Paper: The Rise and Fall of Maine's Mighty Paper Industry

Michael G. Hillard

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753152
eISBN:
9781501753176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753152.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

From the early twentieth century until the 1960s, Maine led the United States in paper production. The state could have earned a reputation as the Detroit of paper production, however, the industry ... More


Whose Class Is It Anyway? The “White Working Class” and the Myth of Trump

Sarah Jaffe

in Labor in the Time of Trump

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746598
eISBN:
9781501746611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746598.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter unpacks myths about the white working class and its support for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Popular media wrongly suggest that millions of white, economically disadvantaged, ... More


Losing the Union Man: Class and Gender in the Postwar Labor Movement

Christopher Gerteis

in Recreating Japanese Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

During the early decades of the postwar era, public and private institutions constructed social roles for blue-collar men that forced the reemergence of gender practices that legitimized the ... More


The Politics of Nationality, Ethnicity, and Status: The Factory Office

Jaesok Kim

in Chinese Labor in a Korean Factory: Class, Ethnicity, and Productivity on the Shop Floor in Globalizing China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784542
eISBN:
9780804786126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784542.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Three examines the new meanings of class, ethnic, and social differences that are created and maintained by a multinational factory. In contemporary Chinese society, the term “white-collar” ... More


Going Beyond the New Deal: Socialists and the Democratic Party in the 1970s

Timothy Stanley

in Making Sense of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036866
eISBN:
9780252093982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036866.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the continued importance of a wide range of left politics as late as the 1970s in national politics. It shows how social democrats were able to infiltrate the Democratic Party ... More


Skills and Skill Gaps in Manufacturing

Paul Osterman and Andrew Weaver

in Production in the Innovation Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019927
eISBN:
9780262319126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019927.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter looks at the nature of production jobs in the US and the mix of skills demanded in blue-collar jobs. Data include a nationally representative survey of 885 American manufacturers and a ... More


The New Skill Production System: Policy Challenges and Solutions in Manufacturing Labor Markets

Andrew Weaver and Paul Osterman

in Production in the Innovation Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019927
eISBN:
9780262319126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019927.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter draws on results from chapter 2 and additional fieldwork to suggest policy responses to the state of employment skills demands in blue-collar manufacturing. The authors argue that ... More


Informating

Alan Liu

in The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

We can best approach the issue of informating by visiting two work locales of the early 1980s depicted in Shoshana Zuboff's In the Age of the Smart Machine (1988). The book provides a sketch of one ... More


“Thinking White”: Performing Racial Tension in Blue Collar

Scott Balcerzak

in ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462037
eISBN:
9781474490696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462037.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By most accounts, as Paul Schrader’s first film as director, Blue Collar was a tension-filled production with the three leading actors coming to blows on multiple occasions. This chapter, will ... More


A Cross-Class Comparison: The Blue-Collar Diligence Game

Ofer Sharone

in Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226073361
eISBN:
9780226073675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226073675.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores the distinct job search strategies and unemployment experiences of American blue-collar workers. Labor market institutions in this context shift the focus away from both ... More


Pushing Puerto Ricans Around: Urban Renewal, Race, and Neighborhood Change

Lilia Fernandez

in Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226244259
eISBN:
9780226244280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226244280.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When Puerto Ricans moved into the blue-collar white neighborhoods, they started a process meant to assign them a place in the local social order. European immigrants had successfully assimilated ... More


Voters of the Far Right and legislative implementation in practice

Vera Stojarova

in The far right in the Balkans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719089732
eISBN:
9781781706473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089732.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A comparison is drawn between the typical far right voter living in the Balkans and his counterpart in Western Europe. The author concludes that their similarity seems to lie in the fact that most ... More


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